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Last updated: 23 September 2021
Statuts:Enquête Officielle
Date:vendredi 3 juin 1977
Heure:12:58
Type/Sous-type:Silhouette image of generic B722 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Boeing 727-224 Advanced
Compagnie:Continental Air Lines
Immatriculation: N32725
Numéro de série: 20655/934
Année de Fabrication: 1973
Heures de vol:12793
Moteurs: 3 Pratt & Whitney JT8D-9A
Equipage:victimes: 0 / à bord: 7
Passagers:victimes: 0 / à bord: 84
Total:victimes: 0 / à bord: 91
Dégats de l'appareil: Substantiels
Conséquences: Repaired
Lieu de l'accident:Tucson International Airport, AZ (TUS) (   Etats-Unis d'Amérique)
Phase de vol: Au décollage (TOF)
Nature:Transport de Passagers Nat.
Aéroport de départ:Tucson International Airport, AZ (TUS/KTUS), Etats-Unis d'Amérique
Aéroport de destination:Phoenix-Sky Harbor International Airport, AZ (PHX/KPHX), Etats-Unis d'Amérique
Numéro de vol:CO63
Détails:
Continental Air Lines Flight 63 struck powerlines and two utility poles just after takeoff from runway 21 at the Tucson International Airport, Arizona. The aircraft was damaged substantially after striking the powerlines and utility poles, which were located about 130 feet to the left of the runway centerline and about 710 feet from the departure end of the runway. The aircraft was landed safely at the Tucson Airport; there were no injuries.

Probable Cause:

PROBABLE CAUSE: "The captain's decision to take off under evident hazardous wind conditions which resulted in an encounter with severe wind shear and subsequent collision with obstacles in the takeoff path. The rate of climb of the aircraft in these conditions when flown according to prescribed operating procedures was not sufficient to clear the obstacles. However, if the aircraft's full aerodynamic capability had been used, collision with obstacles probably could have been avoided."

Accident investigation:
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Investigating agency: NTSB
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 1 year and 2 months
Accident number: NTSB-AAR-78-9
Download report: Final report


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Ce plan montre l'aéroport de départ ainsi que la supposée destination du vol. La ligne fixe reliant les deux aéroports n'est pas le plan de vol exact.
La distance entre Tucson International Airport, AZ et Phoenix-Sky Harbor International Airport, AZ est de 176 km (110 miles).

Les informations ci-dessus ne représentent pas l'opinion de la 'Flight Safety Foundation' ou de 'Aviation Safety Network' sur les causes de l'accident. Ces informations prélimimaires sont basées sur les faits tel qu'ils sont connus à ce jour.
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